For immediate release:
The University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music welcomes new flute professor Elise Blatchford to the faculty. Ms. Blatchford is a member of the City of Tomorrow, the only wind quintet to win a gold medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in twelve years. The quintet continues to tour throughout the US and Canada. Ms. Blatchford is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory and the San Francisco Conservatory.
Ms. Blatchford will perform a recital of works by Bach, Sancan and Messiaen at Harris Recital Hall in Memphis on Friday, October 4th, 2013 at 7:30 pm. Admission is free. Cathal Breslin, the new piano professor at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, will accompany.
The next morning, on October 5th at 11 am, Ms. Blatchford will conduct a flute masterclass with students from Henderson State University. This event is open to the public and admission is free.
The University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music is aggressively recruiting new flute students and has multiple merit scholarships available for undergraduate musicians. There are also two graduate assistantship positions open that include a full tuition scholarship plus a stipend. Ms. Blatchford will consider DMA applications this year, and those degree candidates receive full tuition plus stipend as well.
For more information about the application process, visit www.memphis.edu/music/future where the entire application is now online.
Ms. Blatchford is available for questions and for lessons with prospective students. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.